Dec 13, 2018 1:00 AM -
In 1986, I started MAP Real Estate as an office tenant-rep specialist. I've enjoyed helping our for-profit and nonprofit clients in over 850 office lease transactions in the city and suburbs and building many personal relationships. But the greatest gift has been discovering how to harness MAP to do some good and creating a social enterprise to extend that impact exponentially. The story started a while ago. I can still remember the shame I felt when my parents took us to a restaurant where an elderly man, whose skin was a different color than mine, worked as the bathroom attendant. I was in 3rd grade. Later, I learned that my two Cleveland "cousins" were foster kids who had lost almost their entire family in concentration camps. I felt powerless to make any difference. Much later, a sense of relief began to grow that I could do something.